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Investigation of aircraft engine performance utilizing various alternative fuels

Warimani, Mahammad Salaman and Azami, Muhammad Hanafi and Savill, Mark and Li, Yi-Guang and Khan, Sher Afghan and Ismail, Ahmad Faris (2019) Investigation of aircraft engine performance utilizing various alternative fuels. In: Southeast Asia Workshop on Aerospace Engineering (SAWAE 2019), 29th–30th August 2019, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The airlines are subjected to the energy crisis and have raised environmental issues at the same time. Future engine technology advances could decrease the effect on the environment and energy consumption. Alternative fuelspotentially assist in the reduction of engine emissions and hence lower the energy-related issues. This study presents analysis of the efficiency of aircraft engines as a function of thrust force, flow of the and specific fuel consumption (SFC) at distinct mixing ratios (40% and 100%) of African natural gas, Algae, Camelina, Jatropa, Diesel, Hydrogen, Synthetic paraffinic kerosene, UK natural gas at cruising altitude. In – house Cranfield University simulation codes, PYTHIA & TURBOMATCH have been used to investigate and model a three-shaft high bypass engine analogous to RB211 - 524. The engine model has been certified and authenticated in commercial aircraft with open works found in the Bio - Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene test program.Blended fuel of Kerosene & hydrogen (KE+HY) fuels gives values of 331.6 KN,1.2577KG/S, and 6.9512 kg/kwh for net thrust force,the flow of fuel and specific fuel feastingat mingling ratio of 40 % respectively. However, at mixing ratio of 100% Blended fuel of Kerosene & hydrogen (KE+HY) fuels gives values of 339.01 KN, 0.800KG/S, and 4.333 kg/kwh for net thrust, fuel flow, and specific fuel consumption respectively. It is found that blended fuel of Kerosene &hydrogen (KE+HY) fuels give better engine performances as compared to other alternative fuels. However, Kerosene &diesel (KE+DI) fuels have shown a slight reduction in engine performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 8177/77941
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aircraft, Aircraft engines, Diesel engines, Energy policy, Energy utilization, Gas fuel analysis, Hydrogen, Hydrogen fuels, Jet fuel, Mixing, Natural gas, Vehicle performance
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807 Renewable energy sources
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL500 Aeronautics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Hanafi Azami
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 09:39
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 09:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77941

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